Montaña, muntanya, montagne, montanha, mendi; from West to East, the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea, Jaizkibel to Cap de Creus, and over 430 kilometres, the Pyrenees are truly polyglots. Basque, Occitan, French, Castilian and Catalan are the various languages spoken. It is in this multicultural melting pot, soften by Mediterranean sun and oceanic spray, that the Pyrenean massif takes its identity.


The Basque mountain culminates at 2 017 m at the Peak of Ori, and it’s in Béarn that the Pyrenees begin to take their full importance with the first mythical peaks: Peak of Anie (2504 m), Ansabère (2365 m), and the greatest of the range, the Ossau (2884 m).
The highest mountains are in the central Pyrenees: Marboré (3248 m), Cylindre (3335 m), The Casque (3006 m), Astazou (3071 m), Taillon (3144 m) and the Vignemale (3298 m), which is the highest peak of the French Pyrenees.
But it’s in Gavarnie, with its waterfall and famous cirque, that the Pyrenees reach perfection.
The magnificent Pyrenean backdrop can be admired from the Piedmont of Haute-Garonne, from the Peak du Midi de Bigorre (2877 m) to Aneto, the highest Pyrenean summit (3404 m).
The Ariege mountains are dreaded for their vertical drop, almost 2000 meters to reach the Valier (2938 m) !
With an average altitude of 2000 meters, Andorra is the highest state in Europe.
Before ending in the Mediterranean Sea clear blue waters, the Pyrenees and the Albères range cross some legendary Audoises valleys, the Capcir plateau, surrounded by mountains, Carlit (2921 m) or Puigmal (2910 m) and Canigou (2784 m), Catalans sacred mountain.